A Candle, A Crystal Ball and A Camera

We tried to photograph the full moon last night, but the weather was not cooperative. I even brought along a crystal ball! That said, I brought everything along to the nearby cemetery where we set up, giving us something to focus on (pun intended).

The coffin shaped candle was a purchase from Target because Halloween season and anytime there are nautical themed items are when I obtain home decorations. At least I’m predictable!

The next picture is probably my favorite. I love how the orb caught the candlelight.

It was sad to miss the first full moon of October. That’s okay though! There’s another one on October 31! Isn’t it great that Halloween is a Blue Moon?

Thank you for joining me for these pictures even though we could deliver the full moon shots Jacob and I had originally intended. I look forward to playing with the crystal ball more. You can obtain your own from a variety of retailers – this one was $30. One manufacturer, known as the Lensball is specifically intended for photography. I have not yet tried that one.

The orb we use is molded glass and due to the lower quality it has some imperfections (very small air bubbles, interior swirls). Higher quality glass orbs and orb lenses can create incredibly beautiful pieces – do your research and buy from a reputable source. I’m still shopping around for a new one.

These photos were taken by Jacob and me together.

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Thank you so much and have a great weekend! Happy October!